Bennet hosts grain bin rescue training, a first for the department

The teams learned how to potentially save someone's life.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Bennet Fire and Rescue received grain bin rescue training Thursday night. For the first time ever, the department hosted a training event with the Eagle and Southeast fire crews.

The teams learned how to potentially save someone’s life. This all comes as Bennet won free training and equipment over the summer. Since 2014, the Grain Bin Safety Campaign has awarded 265 rescue tubes across 31 states to first responders.

Bennet Fire Chief, Tim Norris, says this is vital for rural departments who might not have the proper training.

“We don’t know anything about grain bin rescue.” Norris said. “We cover cover about 96 square miles and Eagle probably covers about the same, so between us we are going to be able to do a lot better job faster.”

This equipment will not only be helping Bennet, but all of the communities around them. However, Norris says they still need about $3,000 to $4,000 more in additional equipment to ensure their community stays safe.

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